How to Tie a Bow Like a Disney Princess Cinderella

The movie Cinderella opens today! As more movie trailers aired, I was excited to create a few projects inspired by the classic animated version of Cinderella as well as the upcoming version. Here's one of the Cinderella trailers I found especially inspiring:

I created this faux pillow top hat box inspired by Cinderella, with a pretty bow fit for a Princess.

This box was on clearance from Hobby Lobby and I started by painting the entire base with this pretty pink acrylic paint. Then I set to doing the decorative faux pillow top – it's incredible easy and a fun effect on any project:

Disney Princess Box Full

Tying bows can be challenging but I have never had a problem tying a simple ribbon bow. But tying a double or triple bow fit for a Princess … well, that is another story! I recently received a Embellishment Attic™ Bow Maker by bowperfection.com from the folks at Create and Craft while I was at CHA. I watched their tutorial video on YouTube and got started making a bow.

Disney Princess Box JPriest

The bow on this box is my very first one that I made with the bow maker!

Check out this video I made showing how to paint the box and how to tie a bow like a Princess:


Isn't that awesome? I love it when a tool is compact, simple, and makes thing easy.

Disney Princess Box side JPriest

In the video I also used a new tool I received from Stick With It®. Originally designed as an organizer for makeup, office supplies, and more, it was soon obvious that Stick With It would be used for makeup application, nail art, and crafts. When the owner told me that the Stick With It can be used as a palette for paint and glue and can be cleaned easy, I was naturally skeptical. But as you can see in my video, I tried it and it worked! I'll be sharing more about Stick With It next week so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see when I post about it!

PARTY - DisneySide VIllains Tea Party JPriest - Aprile Box

I hope you enjoyed this faux painting project and tutorial on the Embellishment Attic Bow Maker. My friend Aprile sure enjoyed receiving this box as a gift at our Disney Villains Tea Party!

Here are the supplies you'll need to paint a faux pillow top box and tie a bow like a Princess:

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. That bow maker is awesome . Seems like it’s the easiest one I’ve seen so far. Thanks for sharing , Carmen

  2. That bow maker is awesome . Seems like it’s the easiest one I’ve seen so far. Thanks for sharing , Carmen

  3. Fun little project! I’m always collecting boxes to alter! What a neat pallet that you used…I will have to go look for that! The bow maker is awesome! Great job with it! Would love to try one myself!

  4. Fun little project! I’m always collecting boxes to alter! What a neat pallet that you used…I will have to go look for that! The bow maker is awesome! Great job with it! Would love to try one myself!

  5. Cannot believe you painted that grid free hand-I couldn’t have done that good when I was young. The hole in the middle to pull the ribbon through makes all the difference-genius! Kudos to the person who designed this tool.

  6. Cannot believe you painted that grid free hand-I couldn’t have done that good when I was young. The hole in the middle to pull the ribbon through makes all the difference-genius! Kudos to the person who designed this tool.

  7. Yeph, this is the bow that I would like to make. Going to watch your tutorial. Love the box and since my 2 year old is really into Princess stuff right now, I think I will give it a try. I will run up to Hobby Lobby after watching the video in hops that I to can make it. I love the Pink Mickey ears embellishment. Hope to find that also. Thank you.

  8. I am all thumbs making a decent bow..I tried and tried but they are still funny looking. Would love the new bow maker…Took an online class with you several years ago and loved it. You are a great teacher.

  9. I am all thumbs making a decent bow..I tried and tried but they are still funny looking. Would love the new bow maker…Took an online class with you several years ago and loved it. You are a great teacher.

  10. Cute little box! The bow maker would be neat to have. I can make a bow but it takes a few tries before I am happy with it.

  11. I love all of your projects and tips! Thanks for the chance to win this bow maker. I would use it to add bows to my cards. I currently only use store bought ones, as I can’t tie a decent bow to save my life!

  12. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I need the Stick With It AND the Bow Maker!! Would love to win either one!! Thanks for the chance to!
    BTW! LOVE your pillow box too!

  13. Your box and bow came out so pretty.
    I’d use the bow maker to make some
    for presents for our family reunion!
    Carla from Utah

  14. Thanks for the great “how to” video. I would love to male one of these boxes for my princess-obsessed granddaughter! That bow maker looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  15. I am so bad at making bows and I have been trying to get better because I just had my first granddaughter! I’ve been making headbands for her and could really use this to make the bows instead!

  16. It would be great to find something that will finally help me make appropriate-looking bows for my projects.

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